In 2005, Sandra Miller Linhart's deployment picture book, Daddy's Boots, was awarded The Dixie Lee Connor Award for Best Children's or YA Manuscript, which eventually led to a publishing contract. Soon after, Sandra's chapter book mystery/adventure series, The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck and Blue, won the Bronze-equivalent at the 2009 Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Conference.
In 2010, Daddy's Boots and Momma's Boots shared the 1st place, Gold Medal Award at Branson Days, Branson Stars & Flags Book Awards in Branson, MO. The same year, Daddy's Boots was awarded the Silver, and Momma's Boots awarded the Bronze at MWSA's 2010 Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. In July 2010, MWSA named Daddy's Boots their Book of the Month.
In November 2011, The Elementary Adventures of Jones, JEEP, Buck & Blue was awarded 2nd place at the Stars & Flag Book Awards in Branson, MO, during Branson Days.
In 2013, Pickysaurus Mac was awarded the MWSA Silver Medal in the Children's Under 12 Category.